What leaders in higher education and research say about us

Professor Cobie Rudd, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Regional Futures) & Vice-President at Edith Cowan University "Working with SAGE has given us the tools we need to sustain a workplace that truly progresses gender diversity. The SAGE Framework ensures we always stay alert, constantly questioning how we can do things better where it matters most."
Dr James Johnson, Chief Executive Officer at Geoscience Australia "I am very proud of my team for making our organisation a place where employees from all backgrounds can feel like they belong; we know that this gives us an advantage in attraction and retention of talent. We look forward to continuing to drive change by working towards our remaining Cygnet Awards to achieve an Athena Swan Silver Award."
Professor Jennifer Milam, Pro Vice-Chancellor Academic Excellence at the University of Newcastle "The SAGE accreditation framework has supported our efforts to hold ourselves accountable while reducing barriers for women and other under-represented cohorts at the University of Newcastle. SAGE has encouraged us to maintain momentum, track iterative improvement and progress systemic change that will endure beyond specific initiatives."

Who we work with

We’re proud to work closely with the higher education and research sector as it works towards advancing gender equity, diversity and inclusion.

Across Australia, there are 42 universities and almost 60 medical research institutions. Together they employ more than 220,000 people, and bring in an annual revenue of over $37.8 billion.

SAGE supports a vast majority of this sector. Our subscriber institutions account for 87% of all university employees and 51% of medical research employees.

Explore the logos below to find out how these organisations are working with SAGE, and how they are progressing through the internationally-recognised Athena Swan framework.

SAGE accreditation and awards

By becoming a SAGE subscriber, your organisation will join a national network of institutions and individuals committed to eliminating systemic and cultural barriers to gender equity, diversity and inclusion.

Gender equity in higher education and research

Equitable, diverse and inclusive workplaces are more productive and innovative, and achieve better outcomes.

To advance Australia’s research performance and productivity, we need to improve gender equity, diversity and inclusion in the Australian higher education and research sector.

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